Last weekend, February 28-March 1, GFS riders traveled to Liberty University in Virginia to compete in the IEA Zone 3 Finals. Our riders faced stiff competition on new-to-us horses. Grace James '26, Kathryn Obrecht '21 and Nicola Higgins (community rider) competed as individuals on Saturday against 15 of the top riders in our Zone. Our GFS team was represented by Kathryn Obrecht '21, Nicola Higgins (community), Cece Cooke '21, Gwen Smith '22, Finnegan Jacobs (community), and Grayson Finnerty '23. Our team riders held their own against 13 of the other top teams in the Zone. GFS rider and international boarder, Yangzhen (Dekyi) Deji '21 brought home the blue ribbon, winning her class and qualifying for National Finals in JV Beginner!